Caprica if you haven't seen it yet?
(Seriously, though, BSG is the best so nothing else will ever be worthwhile.)
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Oh god damn it, I just finished BSG and I bawled.
On to Caprica, I did not even know they did a spin off!
I don't think Arrested Development is sci fi.
I recommend Once Upon a Time. It isn't sci fi, but it has just the right amount of drama and happiness.
She didn't really say that it was, it was just a confusing sentence.
Stargate SG1 - second only to Firefly (IMHO)
Dexter - You've probably already tried this, but just in case.
Breaking Bad - You've probably already tried this too.
Dead Like Me - I didn't like this at first, but it grew on me.
Highlander - I liked the TV series and suggest that you give it a shot.
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I am all caught up on all of these except Stargate SG1, which I shall look into, its another one that I have avoided in the past due to not being my normal "type" but I hear a lot of good things about it n_n
Everyone I've talked to says that show is awesome. It's on my queue but I'm reluctant to watch it because it is sci fi.
American Horror Story.
Battlestar Galactica takes place in space, but its themes and character archetypes are mainly military/naval and political.
In a lot of ways, it's a military drama more than a sci-fi show.
I like most of the shows you listed and I just started watching this with my brother and I'm in love. It's on Netflix streaming -- Enjoy :)
ETA: I don't like shows that are too "sci-fi" either, but I think Heroes does it well, it's not too intense or "science-y" for me. So I think from your post that you'll like this, too.
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Dollhouse? It's kind of... bad at first. But it picks up toward the end of the first season.
Freaks and Geeks was good. If you've not watched Angel or Buffy, try them but if you saw Firefly you probably saw them.
BBC Sherlock is great fun.
I agree on all of these suggestions and add that the 13th episode of Dollhouse S1 makes the whole series.
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Seconding suggestions of both Breaking Bad and Doctor Who. Both of them are so, so addicting. I'm usually not especially into space/sci-fi shows, either, but Doctor Who is just so, so damn good.
Edited to add: Overuse of "so, so [adjective]" is entirely justified, because it's true in both cases. So, so true.
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Holy crap I love Doctor Who and your icon. <3
Fringe is rather good, my normal shows I watch are
*The Vampire Diaries
*Sons of Anarchy
*The Walking Dead
Buffy & Angel <3<3
Wow, I need to get out more.
Doctor Who, if you haven't seen it already. I'm not too into sci-fi either but I LOVED Firefly and I'm really enjoying Doctor Who..it kind of reminds me of Firefly, in that there's a good balance of sci-fi and non-sci-fi elements, plus some cheesy humor. Not sure about the earlier series but the new one is on Netflix streaming.
I'm watching American Horror Story. I didn't think I would like it, but holy crap. It's good.
Merlin, Once Upon A Time, Community...
OH HOT DAMN How did I forget Doctor Who?!
Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Red Dwarf (but don't try to watch them all in a row. They're best digested one at a time.)
Trust me. Unless you hate lead female characters. But even then, fucking Glen Close. C'mon.
A whole season won't feel like enough.
I'll second Fringe, but warn that the characters won't develop in the first season as you'd hope and turns into an unfortunate trope of sci-fi (like every sci-fi ever). I didn't mange to stomach a second season, but I liked a lot of the notions. As a hardcore sci-fi buff, I was impressed with how far back they got their ideas and HOW they were revamping them WITH modern ideas.
If you've never watched all of X-files, then go for that too.
And babe, if you can go for GOOD soap opera sci-fi...plz plz plz try Star Trek: The Next Generation (my MOTHER is still a fan!!). She also got into Deep Space Nine & Voyager deeper than I did.
Dexter is too much made-up psychology for me (and dangerous for where it's made-up), I preferred Criminal Minds for that or NUMB3RS. On the lighter side (to a certain extent) is Monk.
If you like Supernatural, do yourself a favor and watch the original shows they are heavily borrowing from: Twilight Zone and Outer Limits for starters. If that does it for you, then go Hitchcock too. However, if that's not your thing, it's not your thing.
desperate housewives, im serious.
king of the hill, american dad, american horror story